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Blog Round-Up: Week of October 7, 2013

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We experienced some “weather” in Southern California this week. It rained. It was sort of a big deal. Sure, a few raindrops might not cause panic where you live or be the top news story, but here, in LA, it’s big news. And it was cold. In the 60’s, I think. 🙂 But I’m not complaining. Yet.

Before you think I’m strange—I’m not the only who thinks rain is big news.

We needed the rain and it’s definitely a sign that winter is just around the corner. 🙂

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A Few Good Reads

Grab a cup of coffee or beverage of your choice and enjoy my top picks from this past week.

Matt over at Mom and Dad Money had a great series on Buying a Vehicle that concluded this week. He covers all the bases from deciding what vehicle you want to negotiating for the best price—via email! If you are in the market for a new vehicle in the near future, be sure to read Matt’s series first.

Hayley at Disease Called Debt recommended Don’t Wait to Pay Off Your Debt. She debunks two common assumptions that many people in debt use as a reason (or excuse) to wait to pay off debt. I’ll give you a hint—both are rarely true.

Mr. CBB from Canadian Budget Binder shared some great Grocery Store Activities for Kids as part of his weekly grocery game challenge. It isn’t always convenient to take kids shopping, but grocery stores offer plenty of teaching opportunities that we should use to our advantage.

Jen, aka The Happy Homeowner, shared How a Trip Around the World Changed My Views on Life and Money. This is a fantastic read and a good reminder that your happiness is only dependent on the amount of money you have if you choose it to be that way.

And finally, big congratulations to my good friend, Cat, at Budget Blonde, who shared some great news with us in My Life Altering Two for One Deal. Cat, you are about to embark on an exciting new journey and it will be the best “job” you have ever had. 🙂

And that’s a wrap for this week, everyone. Enjoy your weekend!


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October 11, 2013  •  23 Comments  •  Weekly Roundup

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  1. Friday, October 11th, 2013
    Thanks for mentioning my post Shannon, I really appreciate it! I wll check out the other posts I haven't read yet shortly! Glad you've had 'weather' this week over in Southern California. We're experiencing a little too much 'weather' here in the UK right now. I'm putting an extra jumper on and officially turning the heating back on today!
    • Shannon
      Friday, October 11th, 2013
      You're welcome, Hayley! Hopefully we have a few more months before we need to turn on our heat! We're spoiled, I know. :) Have a great weekend!
  2. Friday, October 11th, 2013
    60 degrees and rainy! Call in the troops! Haha, glad you guys were able to survive the rough weather. Thanks for the shout out and have a great weekend Shannon.
    • Shannon
      Friday, October 11th, 2013
      Rain is big news here! :) You're very welcome and you have a great weekend too!
  3. Friday, October 11th, 2013
    Rain? I'm just glad it hasn't started snowing here in Minnesota yet! *fingers crossed* Hope you have a great weekend, Shannon!
    • Shannon
      Friday, October 11th, 2013
      Ohhhh...I suppose you would much rather have rain than snow ... at least for a little bit longer! I've been to Minneapolis plenty of times for work and got to enjoy some of your beautiful winter weather. :) You have a great weekend too!
  4. Friday, October 11th, 2013
    LOL, funny, Matt. :-) Let's just remember that it's all relative, although you and I will be praying for 60 and rain come January. :-) Seriously, though, Shannon, thanks for the mention. Have a wonderful weekend, despite the traumatizing weather. :-)
    • Shannon
      Friday, October 11th, 2013
      You're welcome, Laurie. Rain is deeply traumatizing for us. :) We expect sunshine very day! LOL! You have a great weekend too!
  5. Friday, October 11th, 2013
    Hope you have a great weekend!
    • Shannon
      Friday, October 11th, 2013
      You have a great weekend too, Holly!
  6. Friday, October 11th, 2013
    Aww thank you SO much Shannon! Seriously, you're going to make this preggo cry. :D
    • Shannon
      Friday, October 11th, 2013
      You're so welcome, Cat! I am so happy for you - twins! OMG!!! :)
  7. Friday, October 11th, 2013
    Lol, I always had to laugh in San Diego when we'd get "rain". ;) We'd get a few drops and people just didn't know what to do (As I imagine most in the Midwest would be with an earthquake), I guess it's just further proof that it's all relative. It's the usual fall here in Omaha - we had mid 80's and mid 30's within two days of each other. Hope you have a great weekend Shannon!
    • Shannon
      Friday, October 11th, 2013
      Rain just throws us off! We needed it and I was just glad that I have a very short commute these days! While we have been quite so cold, our temps have been all over the place too. You have a great weekend too, John!
  8. Friday, October 11th, 2013
    Thank you for including my post; so happy that you enjoyed it. It was so rewarding to write/publish it :) Have a great weekend!
    • Shannon
      Friday, October 11th, 2013
      You're welcome, Jen. It was a great post and I can't wait to hear more about your trip around the world! You have a great weekend too!
  9. Friday, October 11th, 2013
    Haha, not gonna lie, it was kind of stressful driving in that rain that lasted a whole day. ;) Super great reads, Shannon, I hope you have a great (and warm) weekend!
    • Shannon
      Friday, October 11th, 2013
      It takes a little time to get used to driving in the rain (people are totally laughing at us right now!) You have a great weekend too (and I'm glad the sun will be out!)
  10. Saturday, October 12th, 2013
    Thank you so much for sharing The Grocery Game Post for this week. There are many great points in the post to include kids in the shopping experience coupled with tips from you, so thanks!
    • Shannon
      Monday, October 14th, 2013
      You're welcome, Mr. CBB! Grocery shopping is an easy way to get kids involved and have some great money conversations too.
  11. Saturday, October 12th, 2013
    whew I'm glad we survived that rainy season. Glad it's over and we can get back to our normal, sunny lives. It was rough... :) Hope you have a great weekend!
    • Shannon
      Monday, October 14th, 2013
      It was rough, Tonya. It was cloudy, dreary and rainy! Awful, just awful. :) Hope you had a great weekend too!
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